Fighting crime with Panchito the police horse

  • City of Miami officer Eduardo Perez makes his rounds with his horse Panchito on Calle Ocho in Little Havana on Friday, June 13, 2014. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Chinese tourists pose for pictures with Officer Eduardo Perez and his horse Panchito at Domino Park in Little Havana on Friday, June 13, 2014. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Panchito and Eduardo Pérez cross the street on their Little Havana rounds. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Officer Eduardo Pérez takes a break from the heat with his other police horse Panchitio. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Officer Eduardo Pérez takes a break, giving Panchito an apple from a woman in the neighborhood. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • A horseshoe from the City of Miami Mounted Police force uses bromium inlays for street traction and safety for the horse and police officer. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Officer Eduardo Pérez speaks with Welsh tourist on a guided tour on Calle Ocho. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Officer Eduardo Pérez chats with the locals on Calle Ocho. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Tourists from China pose for a picture with Miami Officer Eduardo Pérez and his horse Panchito. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Officer Eduardo Pérez helps a child with some coloring paper in Little Havana. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Miami Mounted Police officer Eduardo Pérez makes his rounds on Calle Ocho in Little Havana. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • Officer Eduardo Pérez greets his horse Panchito as he opens his trailer for another day of work patrolling Little Havana near Domino Park. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD